Thursday 9 August 2012

Jacob Hashimoto's epic kite installation

The Other Sun, 2012. All images: Courtesy Ronchini Gallery, © Michele Alberto Sereni
Brooklyn-based artist Jacob Hashimoto is showing a stunning installation of paper kites at Ronchini Gallery in London until the end of the month.

While the installation may never fly, Hashimoto employs traditional kite-making techniques to make his works, which are site-specific. Small kite-like elements are handmade from paper and adhered onto a bamboo frame. During the installation process, Hashimoto strings these kites together, suspending them between parallel dowels to form layers of sculptural clouds. The film below shows the work being installed:

The Other Sun by Jacob Hashimoto is on at Ronchini Gallery until August 28, although, slightly confusingly, the gallery is closed for summer from the 13th until the 27th, but presumably the show can be viewed through the window in this period. To get in amongst the installation though, you'd be best to get down there this weekend – more info is at

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